For Pet Owners - Little Critters Veterinary Hospital
Little Critters Veterinary Hospital is pleased to provide many online resources for our clients. If you are new to us, you will find our New Client Form here, as well as links and articles, access to the Veterinary Partner Library, and information about pet insurance. We have also provided a list of FAQS covering answers to commonly asked questions such as, “Why does my dog need an annual heartworm blood test?” If there is a topic of interest to you that is not covered or if you have any additional questions about a topic that is covered, please give us a call; we would be pleased to answer any questions you may have. If you would like more information about caring for your pet, please visit our Pet Care Booklets section. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Arizona Veterinary Specialists (closest to us)
86 West Juniper Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85233
VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona
1648 N. Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
FREE Pet Vaccines for Life Program
One time enrollment fee of $95.00 and all core vaccines for dogs and cats are free for life. Microchip and bi-annual exams required.
Club-Doggie with Jubie & Kama Rueschenberg of Queen Creek. This mother and daughter team are dedicated animal lovers and provide exceptional positive reinforcement dog training.
This professional dog training center was designed by nationally renown dog trainers with the intention of creating ideal learning and practice environments for the dog sports enthusiast, as well as just having fun with your dog.
Club-Doggie offers a full menu of dog training classes for agility, trick training, and obedience, including basic puppy and adult obedience classes, AKC STAR Puppy, and Canine Good Citizen (CGC). The limited-size group classes, private lessons, semi-private lessons, clinics, and other super-fun training programs and games are designed to help you achieve a remarkable relationship and “team” success with your dog. Club-Doggie’s dog training features a friendly, clean, safe, level practice environment with professional-grade agility equipment.
Acupuncture, chronic pain control and Physical Therapy services offered by Dr. Diane Paster at Little Critters Veterinary Hospital.
If you explore the desert with your pups we highly recommend taking them through a snake avoidance training class. We recommend Web Parton with Snakesafe.com Not only with a snake aware dog save themselves from a bite but they may save you as well.
We frequently act as a way-station for sick and injured wildlife at the hospital and my intent is to provide a list of contact organizations for those people who find injured wildlife. All wild animals have special needs, particularly in regards to diet. Therefore, it is vitally important that all found animals be turned over to qualified and licensed rehabilitators. The quicker injured wildlife is placed with a qualified rehab facility or individual the better the chance not only for survival, but also eventual release back into the wild. These rehab organizations all have volunteers who have been trained to care for the different needs of our Arizona wildlife and they will provide the very best possible care.
In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
- Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
- Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
- Behavior problems
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
- National Animal Poison Control Center
This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
- Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
- West Nile Virus
This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.